A HUSBAND and wife team have expanded their paving supply business by moving into a new unit at Moss Industrial Estate in Leigh. 

Starting his career as a patio layer at 16 years old, Paul Fletcher has more than 27 years of experience in the industry, and launched a family landscaping business, High Class Paving, with his wife Alicia in 2008.

Using the knowledge and experience they had built up over the years, Paul and Alicia then set up High Class Paving Supplies in 2021 to supply and deliver products instead of laying them. Paul’s son, Lewis, then took over the landscaping business, keeping it all in the family.

Following 16 successful years in the business, the family has now expanded the business into Leigh to have their own office space and room to meet with customers and discuss projects.

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As well as giving the business a new office space, the 4,300 sq ft industrial unit will also give them a public space to sell products, display their work, and store a larger volume of stock. 

With the business' other unit based in Bolton, the expansion will help to reach much more clients around Leigh and surrounding areas.

Speaking about the business, Alicia said: “We have always been passionate about the landscaping business and we have built a lot of knowledge and experience which we want to use to help other landscaping businesses to access the best materials at competitive prices.

“We love our new premises and we have lots of space here to invite customers in to see and discuss our products. Moss Industrial Estate is a great place to work, the access is great and the security is brilliant. It’s a very good move for us and we are excited for all the opportunities that our new home will bring us in 2024.”

Moss Industrial Estate is owned by GM Property Management and is home to around 100 local businesses of varying sizes and industries. It is currently working towards making the estate carbon neutral through a range of sustainability initiatives, including the refurbishment of its older units.

Neill Wood, managing director of GM Property Management Ltd, added: “We are very pleased to welcome High Class Paving Supplies to Moss Industrial Estate. They have existing relationships with other tenants on Moss Industrial Estate so we are glad to allow them to create synergies in their supply chain.

"We wish Paul and Alicia every success in their new premises.”